East LA Meets Napa, margarita showdown, and more events to check out this month in Los Angeles
Thursday, July 11
French wine tasting in Pasadena
What: The Arbour’s sommelier Eric Espuny of Maison Leroy is pouring five French wines that are not available in stores. Each wine will be paired with a signature bite from the kitchen.
Where: The Arbour. 527 South Lake Avenue, Suite 120, Pasadena.
Details: Happening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are priced at $45 and can be purchased here.
Madre Restaurant hosts mezcal aficionado Ulises Torrentera in Torrance
What: A mezcal tasting paired with a four-course menu of Oaxacan fare.
Where: Madre! Oaxacan Restaurant and Mezcaleria. 1261 Cabrillo Avenue #100, Torrance
Details: Happening at 7 p.m. Tickets are priced at $85 per person and can be purchased here.
Jame Enoteca x Eataly pop-up dinner
What: Jackson Kalb of Jame Enoteca is popping up at Eataly as part of an ongoing guest chef series.
Where: La Pizza & La Pasta at Eataly. 0250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles.
Details: Happening at 5 p.m. Reservations can be made via OpenTable.
Friday, July 12
626 Night Market returns to Santa Anita Park
What: An homage to Asia’s night market culture, the 626 Night Market returns to Arcadia with over 300 vendors hawking everything from food to merchandise and crafts.
Where: Santa Anita Park. 285 Huntington Dr., Arcadia.
Details: Happening from 4 p.m. to midnight on July 12-14. Admission is $5 at the door, cash only. Children three and under are free. Parking is free.
Friday, July 19
4th annual Delicious Little Tokyo returns Downtown
What: Two days of food tastings, demonstrations, and workshops starting on Friday, July 19 and running until Saturday, July 20. Events include a sake tasting, historical tours of the neighborhood, and an onigiri workshop.
Where: Various locations around Little Tokyo, Los Angeles.
Details: This event is 21 and over. For the latest details, check out the official website here.
Saturday, July 20
HomeState hosts margarita showdown
What: HomeState and the EastSide Food Festival are teaming up for the first-ever Margarita Showdown to see who makes L.A.’s best margarita. Cocktail participants include Guelaguetza and Petty Cash. Look for food from Triple Beam Pizza, Moo’s Craft BBQ, and of course, HomeState.
Where: HomeState. 5609 North Figueroa Street, Los Angeles.
Details: Happening from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased here.
Monday, July 22
A fancy pants dinner at Scratch|Bar & Kitchen
What: Phillip Frankland Lee is teaming up with French champagne brand Louis Roederer for a six-course dinner with champagne pairings. Yes, there will be Cristal.
Where: Scratch|Bar & Kitchen. 16101 Ventura Blvd. #255, Encino.
Details: Tickets are available for the two seatings at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at $395 per person. Reservations can be made here.
Tuesday, July 23
11th annual Taste of Farmers Market
What: Spend an evening strolling through the iconic Third & Fairfax market sampling bites from vendors along with live entertainment.
Where: The Original Farmers Market. 6333 W 3rd St., Los Angeles.
Details: Happening from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are priced at $40 and can be purchased here.
Friday, July 26
14th annual East LA Meets Napa descends upon L.A. Live
What: A fundraiser for community do-gooder AltaMed, this event is a perennial favorite among foodie-types with plenty of small bites, wine, and live entertainment.
Where: L.A. Live. 800 Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles.
Details: Happening from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are priced at $200 and can be purchased here.
Saturday, July 27
Soon-to-open Found Oyster pops-up in Chinatown
What: Upcoming East Hollywood oyster bar Found Oyster is test driving its menu with a pop-up. Chef Ari Kolender (Hayden, The Ordinary) will be serving oysters, as well as a scallop tostada and lobster roll.
Where: L.A. Wine. 900 N Broadway, Suite 1070, Los Angeles.
Details: Happening from 5 p.m. until sold out.
Sunday, July 28
Five-course olfactive dinner at Orsa & Winston
What: Orsa & Winston hosts a Scent Dinner with therapeutic perfumer Bodha. Organized by Bodha founder Emily L’Ami and food writer and cookbook author Betty Hallock, who met at perfume school and bonded over a shared love of scent and food.
Where: Orsa & Winston. 122 W 4th St., Los Angeles.
Details: Tickets are $125 per person and can be reserved here.
Source: Eater LA – All – Cathy Chaplin